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A week of TechEd networking, influencing, educating. [part 1]

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Takeaways – Day 1 / Community Day

  Speed networking right after the initial session and 3 cups of coffee:

SDN has performance metrics
presented to ASUG board
applicable to site
also usable for general performance response

Met Jen Robinson from SAP, who's switched camps from geek to suit.

Speed networking - discussed the intersection between ASUG, SDN, BPX

Met an Intel employee (Amit Jindal) knowledgeable in Linux and Max DB - benchmarking standards, and Unicode

Met Ignacio Hernández SDN video blogger - will talk to him when we begin S.A. rollout converting from QAD to SAP.

My Community Day session on Unicode

I moderated 8 - 12 colleagues and exchanged contact information

Met an IBM P server customer (like us) - from Alabama Gas Corp.(Blair Towe)


Takeaway - Unicode conversions will continue to impact SAP customers, particularly the 10TB range systems


Session on "What makes SDN tick?

Site manager (Ran Cliff) uses Site Seer to escalate performance issues
Community Day session
Presentation on "SCN"
Wiki - product
Linux 64 bit MaxDB Netweaver 04 ; previous was Windows 32 bit SQL server
"Collaborative Portal" - October release - will have wiki
Andi Tamlyn and Ann Fish from ASUG HQ in audience
80 servers / 40 production
Netli - bought by Akamai
Site availability - to end users planned and unplanned
Community Network Team

Takeaway - SDN continues to improve their infrastructure, using key performance metrics



Takeaway - Communication is a key factor in improving success of both technology and business colleagues




Tim O'Reilly!


BITI networks with SAP at Mandalay Bay

Audience (Rudy from my Unicode session) enjoying Community Day Entertainment – Boom Chicago

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      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Enjoyed your "note" taking, your pictures and your calendar navigation.  Looking forward to read your day 3... Tuesday!
      Author's profile photo Jim Spath
      Jim Spath
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      Marilyn - I appreciate the feedback, as usual.  For those who don't "know Perl," counting by integral numbers starts at 0; so although Tuesday might be day 3 to a suit (also spelled s00t), it's day 2 for me :-).  Hopefully this explains why this blog title is "part 1" for Monday!